August winds can kill, warns Virseker

15:21 PM (6 Hours ago) Opinion
The month of August is notorious for stormy winds that can cause pandemonium in an instant. “We recently saw in the news how the force of the wind toppled a large truck close to the Hugenot tunnel, so high winds are certainly no joke,” says Elmarie Twilley, spokesperson for Afrikaans insurer, Virseker. 

4 signs that your small business has (finally) arrived

15:18 PM (6 Hours ago) Opinion
There is no shortage of articles, seminars and textbooks that claim to tell you how to run a successful small business, but few of them define exactly what it means to succeed. Yet it’s important as a small business owner to know what you’re striving for every day so that you can stay focused on your goals. So says Steven Cohen, head of Sage One AAMEA.<

Inscape Education Group partners with SABC Education for massive design bursary giveaway

15:12 PM (6 Hours ago) Publicity News

Inscape Education Group in conjunction with SABC Education are giving away R1-million worth of Design Bursaries to current grade 12 pupils who wish to study in 2016.

CCTV is a formidable solution in the fight against crime, says Dialdirect

15:00 PM (6 Hours ago) Opinion
Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) is becoming increasingly popular as both a deterrent to crime and an invaluable source of evidence if anyone breaks the law. So says Warwick Scott-Rodger, head of Dialdirect.

VIDI stocks up on proudly South African film and TV

14:47 PM (6 Hours ago) Entertainment

To commemorate Heritage Day on Thursday, 24 September, VIDI has lined up some exclusive documentaries - all of which have been produced and filmed locally.

Cash for Cans provides a sustainable income for collectors

14:28 PM (7 Hours ago) CSI
The ‘Cash for Cans’ initiative remains one of Collect-a-Can’s flagship programmes. Thousands of unemployed people generate a much-needed income stream for themselves and their families from the collection of empty cans.

Expand a Sign gets cooking for a cause

14:23 PM (7 Hours ago) CSI

Expand a Sign recently assisted the Hope for Brooklyn potjie competition by sponsoring gazebos for the children’s play area and also entered a team into the competition.

Rise! gets a new host

14:09 PM (7 Hours ago) Media News

Mbali Qotyana has just joined the talk show Rise! which airs on SABC1 every Tuesday at 18:00. Qotyana will join the panel of hosts, which comprises of a dynamic group of women. 

AXXO to host first Exhibitor Training Day

13:58 PM (7 Hours ago) Media News
The Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AXXO) hosts their first ever Exhibitor Training Day as a complementary service for AAXO-affiliated exhibitors on Wednesday, 14 October at the Ticketpro Dome.

Changing thousands of lives, one bicycle and book at a time

13:51 PM (7 Hours ago) CSI
After donating bicycles to learners from 20 rural schools in Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Eastern Cape in April and May – Volkswagen SA together with its partners Qhubeka and World Vision South Africa returned to a KwaZulu-Natal school to conduct bike maintenance, a road safety clinic and deliver backpacks filled with books and stationery. 

DrupalCamp Cape Town 2015 to bring top local web developers to the Mother City

13:14 PM (8 Hours ago) Marketing News
DrupalCamp Cape Town 2015 is set to bring together South Africa’s top web developers and users to the Mother City on Friday. 4 September to showcase the latest innovations being generated through the Drupal content management platform. 

Nimrod Nkosi is the new host of Utatakho

12:33 PM (9 Hours ago) Media News

Motivational speaker and well-known presenter, Nimrod Nkosi, will host docu-reality show Utatakho starting Tuesday, 1 September.

Grey Africa stands with Stan Andrews

12:23 PM (9 Hours ago) CSI
Stand with Stan, is a non-profit organisation created to provide access to prosthetics for amputees that do not have the means to purchase their own, or may have very bad prosthetics which could be doing more harm than good. 

Survey finds out what SA women wish they had more time for

12:14 PM (9 Hours ago) Marketing News
A 1st for Women Insurance survey has revealed that SA moms are stretched thin, take very little time for themselves, and wish they had more time for everyone else.

Naspers honours its top employees

12:12 PM (9 Hours ago) Awards

Koos Bekker, chair of Naspers, presented the group’s top awards at a luncheon function after the company’s annual general meeting. 

KFC backs kids cricket

11:51 AM (9 Hours ago) Publicity News

Eastern Province Cricket NPC has announced that KFC Eastern Cape is to become a significant partner in amateur cricket. The sponsorship will focus on development within primary schools and community clubs.

Highway Africa looks at local government issues

11:35 AM (10 Hours ago) Media News

A programme to focus on local government issues will be established by Highway Africa, Rhodes University, COGTA, SALGA and SA Cities Network.

Four SA films are heading to the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival

11:19 AM (10 Hours ago) Media News

The Association for Transformation in Film and Television (ATFT) have congratulated the South African production teams whose films have been selected for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Diageo’s Learning for Life programme creates job opportunities for Alex youth

9:40 AM (12 Hours ago) Publicity News
The unemployment rate in South Africa reached a ten-year high of 26.40% in the first quarter of 2015, according to a report by Statistics South Africa. 

Mumford & Sons to swoon SA fans in early 2016

8:57 AM (12 Hours ago) Entertainment
British rock band, Mumford & sons are coming to South Africa early next year to play three shows in Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria. Having headlined 13 festivals across Europe and America throughout the summer, the band will arrive in South Africa for three live performances.

BOS’ Design A Can competition has gone global

8:33 AM (13 Hours ago) Marketing News
As a loyal supporter of the creative industries, most notably within the world of art & design, BOS is inviting all creatives from South Africa and Europe to design their new limited edition can. 

Glenshiel to host its annual Christmas fair at the end of October

7:55 AM (13 Hours ago) Events
The annual Glenshiel Christmas Fair takes place from Friday, 30 October to Sunday, 1 November 2015. This much anticipated fair takes place on the Westcliff Ridge, in the historic home and grounds of ‘Glenshiel’, the renowned Herbert Baker mansion and national monument.

City of Cape Town opens new environmental education centre

7:48 AM (13 Hours ago) Publicity News
The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, Environmental and Spatial Planning, Councillor Johan van der Merwe, has officially opened the newly renovated Biodiversity Showcase Garden Environmental Education Centre. 

FCB named as South Africa's top brand agency of the year again

7:13 AM (14 Hours ago) Awards
FCB South Africa was awarded the Robyn Putter Top Brand Agency of the Year Award for the third time in four years on Tuesday, 25 August at the Sunday Times Top Brands Survey 2014 awards ceremony.

Nataniël After Animals is dark, dramatic, fantastical, funny and surprising

14:57 PM (3 Days ago) Entertainment
Multitalented stalwart of the South African entertainment industry for over two decades, Nataniël is more than just a producer, director, designer, playwright, public speaker and performer – he is a true icon of stage and screen. 

ACA and Loeries squash rumours of foul play

14:48 PM (3 Days ago) Advertising News
After receiving a letter that claimed there was irregular judging activity and a breach of rules at the 2015 Loerie Awards, The Association for Communication and Advertising and Creative Circle have acted swiftly.

Room 13 to show their shine at Art Week Joburg

14:34 PM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
The second edition of Art Week Joburg begins on Saturday, 5 September and runs until Sunday, 13 September 2015.

The future of retail

14:33 PM (3 Days ago) Opinion
I wouldn’t consider myself the kind of guy who ever needs retail therapy. In fact I dread a Saturday morning trip to any Jozi shopping centre. So says Sean Sullivan, business unit manager at The MediaShop. 

Cinema Nouveau to screen award-winning Danish drama

14:13 PM (3 Days ago) Entertainment

Cinema Nouveau have released the Danish film, A Second Chance, directed by Academy Award-winner, Susanne Bier.

Durban City Orchestra to present a classical concert of epic proportions

13:56 PM (3 Days ago) Media News
On Sunday, 6 September at St Agnes Church, Kloof, the Durban City Orchestra presents a classical concert of epic proportions. Well known for their popular and symphonic rock concerts with prominent South African artists, the Durban City Orchestra returns to its classical roots with class. 

Woolworths announces decision to remove sweets, chocolates from checkout queues

13:36 PM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
Woolworths has been on its Good Food Journey for over 10 years, during which time significant steps have been taken towards providing customers with better choices. 

Introducing Provantage’s Street Smart Media for Cape Town and Johannesburg

13:28 PM (3 Days ago) Marketing News
Leading out of home company Provantage Media Group has launched Street Smart Media. The portfolio encompasses street furniture within the commuter shelter network in the greater Johannesburg and Cape Town areas. 

Yanga directs L-Tido’s Dlala Ka Yona music video

13:19 PM (3 Days ago) Entertainment
Multi talented hip hop artist, Yanga, recently directed L-Tido’s music video for his single, Dlala Ka Yona, which was shot by Studio Space Pictures and debuts on MTV Base Africa.

Locked, loaded and LinkedIn

12:45 PM (3 Days ago) Editorial Desk

LinkedIn is the Facebook of business. It’s the social platform that let’s professionals network online. And if you don’t have a profile, you’re missing out on massive personal and business growth opportunities.

Spring fun at Voorkamerfest

12:21 PM (3 Days ago) Events

It’s almost spring, and in the quaint village of Darling that can mean only one thing; it’s almost time for the annual Voorkamerfest.

In-depth analytics delivers upswing in website goal conversions for Malaysian University, INTI

12:03 PM (3 Days ago) Marketing News
Having optimised INTI International University and Colleges’ Paid Search campaign to optimal levels, Clicks2Customers turned to its specialised Data Analytics Business Unit to add further ROI by investigating website user behaviour ... specifically relating to drop off points in the form-fill/conversion process. 

A+E Networks announces global premiere of documentaries into trials of O.J. Simpson

11:53 AM (3 Days ago) Media News
A+E Networks® has announced the global premiere of two 2-hour event specials that provide unprecedented access into the criminal and civil trials against O.J. Simpson. 

Do you know the 6 R’s of sustainability?

11:42 AM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
Prof Suzan Oelofse, president of the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA), says, “During Clean-up SA Month, we would like to make residents aware of daily actions that will make a change in the long run.” 

Advertising a product, without the product

10:49 AM (3 Days ago) Marketing News
How do you advertise a product when it isn’t yet available in the country? This was the brief posed to Johannesburg digital communications and content marketing agency, Retroviral.

South African cities inspire Skip fashion

9:48 AM (3 Days ago) Marketing News

In celebration of South Africa’s different fashion styles and unique approach to dressing up, Skip South Africa called on residents of Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town to inspire a range that would represent their city.

National Geographic explores The 2000’s

9:30 AM (3 Days ago) Entertainment

National Geographic Channel’s new two-part special, The 2000’s: The Decade We Saw It All, follows the success of 1980’s and 1990’s instalments, spotlighting pivotal moments, people and innovations that shaped current events.

NATIVE Media takes on local media planning

8:56 AM (3 Days ago) Interviews

NATIVE VML recently launched NATIVE Media, a total-audience, full channel media solution that the agency believes is set to change the industry.

Mapping the world with Newsclip

7:27 AM (3 Days ago) Marketing News
Newsclip has further advanced their international web monitoring offering by including an interactive, colour diagnostic world map on its delivery platform, Gate5. 

Catch AKA at Imperio Hip Hop Sensation 2015 in Maputo

7:19 AM (3 Days ago) Entertainment
Multiple award winning South African artist, AKA, is set to headline the Imperio Hip Hop Sensation 2015 event in Maputo, Mozambique on Saturday, 29 August 2015. This will be his first time performing in Mozambique and is billed on the line-up as the only South African act.  

The MediaShop shows its support for the Ciao Bella initiative

16:27 PM (4 Days ago) Publicity News

The MediaShop has confirmed its involvement, for the next three years, in the Ciao Bella initiative, which aims to empower young women to better their lives and provide them with a foot into the media and advertising industry. 

ProActive takes Lucky Star to Zimbabwe

16:07 PM (4 Days ago) Marketing News

With the objective of growing brand presence and brand affinity for Lucky Star, ProActive has implemented an extensive wholesaler sampling campaign across Zimbabwe.

Life lessons through SCOUT South Africa

15:51 PM (4 Days ago) CSI

On Monday, 24 August, SCOUTS South Africa, with the support of Not Norm Advertising Agency and Velocity Films, launched their new Awareness Campaign ‘Learn It Young Remember It Forever’.

Ken Varejes bids farewell to Primedia Unlimited

15:00 PM (4 Days ago) People on the Move
After founding the Primedia Unlimited business 11 years ago, Ken Varejes is bidding farewell to the company on Monday, 31 August as he plans his next move in the marketing and advertising industry. 

Red Square showstopper

14:46 PM (4 Days ago) Marketing News

Red Square has rolled out new concept stores throughout the country and have opened the doors of the Rosebank, Johannesburg store.

BBDO SA joins SHOUT to launch new track aimed at raising funds for libraries

14:24 PM (4 Days ago) Publicity News
BBDO South Africa CCO and MAL Foundation founder Mike Schalit stood proudly today alongside SHOUT founders and SA celebrities Kabelo and Danny K.  
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